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Healthy Granola Bars Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Scott & Bree Wilson

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups quick-cooking oats (not instant)
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chopped dried cranberries
1 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
3-4 thawed frozen over ripe bananas
cup ground flaxseed
1 Tbsp cinnamon
tsp salt
cup liquid honey
cup butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9x13" baking pan with parchment paper, letting the paper overhang on two opposite sides (so you can use it as a sling to pick up the granola bars after baking).
Combine first 9 ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well. In a medium bowl, whisk together banana, honey, butter and vanilla. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients. Mix using a wooden spoon until dry ingredients are coated with banana mixture. Make sure there arent any dry oats in the bottom of the bowl! Stir, stir, stir!
Pour the wet granola mixture into the prepared pan and spread it evenly to the edges. Using your hand, press down firmly on the granola so that its tightly packed in the pan.
Bake on middle oven rack for about 25 minutes, until top turns a light golden brown and feels dry to touch. Remove pan from oven and cool completely on a wire rack. Lift cooled slab of granola from pan by holding on to parchment paper and transfer to a cutting board. Using a large, sharp knife, cut the granola into 16 bars, about 1 x 4-inches each. (Tip: Press down with the knife to cut the bars and avoid a sawing motion.) Wrap bars tightly in plastic wrap and store in an airtight container, either at room temperature or in the fridge.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
16
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
"These are so good we make them every week!"

 

 

 

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